Derby County midfielder Craig Bryson is set to make his move to Cardiff City permanent after an impressive loan spell at the Bluebirds last campaign
According to the Derby Telegraph, Cardiff are yet to receive permission to talk to the 31-year-old, but it is believed that the deal should go ahead smoothly. Bryson made 22 appearances for Cardiff last season as Neil Warnock’s secured promotion. to the Premier League, for just the second time in their history.
Bryson has made 223 league appearances in his seven-year stint at Pride Park, his most memorable achievement for the Rams comes in the form of two player of the year awards, in 2012 and then again in 2014.
Bryson will become Cardiff’s fifth signing of the summer, following Josh Murphy, Greg Cunningham, Bobby Reid, and Alex Smithies through the transfer door.
Cardiff City are head back to the Premier League team on the back of a 12th place finish in the 2016/17 season, few would have expected the Welsh side to achieve what they have.
Warnock’s achievement is all the more impressive when teams such as Aston Villa and Middlesborough are throwing money around. Warnock showed there’s more to the game than just money. Cardiff’s promotion marked a record-breaking landmark for Warnock, becoming the first manager to achieve eight promotions in English Football.
Many might question Warnock’s dealings so far, and whether the club should be delving beyond the Championship for their talent. If one thing’s for certain, however, Warnock has more has shown everyone he still has something special to offer to football.